Lot #68
Charles Cornwallis

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Estimate: $1000+


LS signed “Cornwallis,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 8 x 12.75, November 1, 1800. Letter to the "Lords of the Treasury," written from Dublin Castle as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. In part: "As the Meeting of the Parliament of the United Kingdom will necessarily require the Attendance of some of the Commissioners of the Treasury of Ireland, I have in order to prevent Delay in the Dispatch of Business, humbly recommended that His Majesty may appoint a Commissioner in the Place of Lord Castlereagh." He goes on to list various people who he wishes to be appointed by the king. In very good to fine condition, with paper loss along the nearly completely separated hinge.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #531 - Ended July 11, 2018

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